Kove.Manisekaran has been publishing for more than 50 years. He has written 8 plays, 29 short story collections, 30 social novels, 50 historical novels and 8 essays. He is most noted for his historical novels. In 1992, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his historical novel Kurrala Kurinji. He has also directed two Tamil and one Kannada film. He was an assistant to noted Tamil film director K. Balachandar for three years. His film Thennankeetru won the Tamil Nadu film fans association award and the Government of Karnataka's Neerikshe award.